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Sep 24, 2018

The PBR bucks back to Kentucky for the Lexington Classic

Tickets for the March 2nd event in Lexington go on sale September 28th at 10am

PUEBLO, Co. (Sept. 24, 2018) – The PBR (Professional Bull Riders) announced that Rupp Arena will host the Velocity Tour’s (VT) event in Lexington, KY for the second consecutive time on Saturday, March 2nd.

For one night, some of the best bull riders in the world will battle the sport’s fiercest bovine athletes. The thrilling 8-second rides and heart-stopping wrecks make the PBR’s VT Tour one of the most exciting live sporting events to witness.

The bull riding action begins at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 2nd. Tickets start at $15 and will go on sale Friday, September 28th at 10 am and will be available at the Lexington Center Ticket Office, online at ticketmaster.com, and by phone at (800)-745-3000.

Each rider will face one bull in Round 1 before the 10 riders with the highest score advance to the championship round. At the end of the competition, the rider with the highest combined score in the two rounds will be crowned the champion. 

Lexington will be the 15th stop on the 2019 VT Tour, which spans the country in cities including Salinas, California; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Rapid City, South Dakota; Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania; Rochester, New York, and Ontario, California. 

The 2019 RVT Tour will culminate with the RVT Finals at South Point Arena in Las Vegas in November, leading into the PBR Unleash The Beast World Finals. The winner of the VT Finals, the second- and third-place finishers, and the top international performer, along with the 2019 VT Tour Champion, will each qualify to compete at the PBR World Finals.

About the PBR Velocity Tour
The PBR’s Velocity Tour (RVT) began in 2014 as the premier expansion tour for the PBR. The VT, the sport’s fastest-growing tour, brings the excitement and top-levels of cowboy and bovine talent that fans have come to expect from the sport’s leader to cities across the U.S. The tour, which is fully produced and operated by PBR, will visit 33 cities in the 2019 season. The VT is proudly supported by Pendleton Whisky, Matador Jerky, Tickets for Less, the United States Border Patrol, Double H Boots and the South Point Hotel and Casino.

Visit the PBR: Velocity Tour event page for more information.